Deltamarin, a subsidiary of AVIC International Maritime Holdings, has been contracted by Finland’s Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) shipyard to design a new ro-pax vessel.
Under the deal, valued at around €3m, Deltamarin will provide a design of the hull outfitting, machinery and cargo areas of the vesel.
The work under the contract will be performed at Deltamarin’s offices in Finland and Poland for a period of 12 months.
To be built for the Danish domestic ferry liens operator Mols-Linien, the new 158m ro-pax vessel will be designed to carry passengers and cargo between the Danish islands of Bornholm and Sjaelland.
Deltamarin engineering management director Janne Uotila said: “This ship contract is very important for Rauma Marine Constructions.
“We are proud to have a major role in this project, and to assist the shipyard in building up the new future of shipbuilding in Rauma.
“Mols-Linien’s order is a proof of the strong passenger vessel know-how in Finland.”
Capable of carrying 1,500 lane metres of cargo, the vessel will enter service in 2018, with construction planned from next year.
Previously, Deltamarin developed technical outline material for Mols-Linien, for the use of yard tendering.
RMC provides manufacturing and maintenance services for multi-purpose icebreakers, car ferries and naval vessels.
In July, Deltamarin and Elomatic finalised a tri-party engineering contract with MV Werften in Germany to design a Global Class mega passenger ship.
Image: Deltamarin to design a new ro-pax vessel for Mols-Linien. Photo: courtesy of Deltamarin Ltd.